Casey - posted on 05/14/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I finally had my baby boy on Wednesday the 11th of May. We named him Dustin and he was born via planned c-section and weighed 8lb even and 52cm long. Everything went very well with the c-section, however Dustin was born with fluid in his lungs, so he had to spend the first 48 hours in a humidicrib in the special care nursery. He was tube-fed for the first 24 hours too.
We're finally home from the hospital and he's doing really well, but I am having trouble getting him to feed. He's just not interested. I have left him on the formula that they had him on in the hospital 'cause my breast milk hasn't come in at all. But he won't even suck on the bottle, he just falls asleep again. I am really struggling to even get 20mls into him when he should probably be on about 60mls. I have tried unwrapping him and making him less comfy, but it doesn't seem to work. He just clamps his mouth shut and i have to pry it open and stuff the bottle in. But once it's in he won't suck it. I'm not sure what to do 'cause he is loosing weight fairly quickly. He won't even wake up for a feed. I usually try and wake him up for one every 4 hours, but he's still not interested. He's barely had anything all day so any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. :)